Live Stakes

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Live stakes are dormant cuttings from live plants that can be installed directly into the ground in areas prone to erosion.  These cuttings will root and eventually grow into an adult shrub/tree and the roots will help to stabilize the soil.

Live stakes should be installed during the dormant season to increase survival rates of the plants.

We supply several species of live stakes including silky willow, silky dogwood, black willow, ninebark, elderberry, and button bush.  Availability is seasonal, so we recommend contacting us before placing an order.

Live Stake Installation at Elk Shoals, NC


Live Stake Installation Diagram

Trim stake at a 45 degree angle.

Shave ~6" of outer bark off to expose cambium.

Live stake is now ready for installation.